Building Access FAQ
Please see below a list of frequently asked questions regarding building access.
Additional or different access can be placed on your card (Online key/access request) .The access will be added to your Deakin Card (Student) card automatically and you'll receive an email when it's been done.
If the submit button on the Online Key/Access Card Request form isn't working, click 'Add to request' button. Alternatively, contact the Access Team for assistance.
Deposits are not required when requesting a key or card access.
You can get a Oncecard/Deakin Card (Student) from any Student Central office. If you already have a card, and you have applied for an update to your access card, the access will be added remotely and you'll be sent an email confirmation. You don't have to go to Student Central to have access added.
If you would like a key or access but you already have one of these items, you still need to lodge a separate form. You can get a key or access by completing the form at Online key/card request. You will get an email when your key is ready to collect from Student Central. Make sure you bring ID with you.
If you would like to cancel a key or access card request, please contact the Access Team.
Keys cannot be transferred to another person. If you no longer need keys, please return them to Student Central.
When you apply for your access card to be updated, you can also request previous access arrangements to remain on your card.
Student Central doesn't supply plastic pockets for Access/ID cards. However, your division/faculty administrative support office should be able to order one for you.
If you have been given the wrong key, contact the Access Team. You shouldn't have to apply for a new key, but it is best to email or call the team and they will sort out the problem for you.
Not all areas of the university are accessible to students 24/7. The buildings and libraries that are open 24/7 vary for each campus. If you need access out of university hours you might need an access card. To get an access card and find out more about building access please contact the Access Team.
Access requirements can differ between each campus and/or building. It is best if you ask your Supervisor or Faculty office whether a card is required. If unsure, please contact Access Team. Once you have been granted access on your Deakin Card (Student) you do not have to apply for access each trimester. The card is valid for the duration of your course enrolment.
All lost or stolen keys must be reported before applying for a replacement.
Please contact the Access Team for assistance
Deakin Cards (Student) can be replaced at Student Central. The new card will activate with the same access within 3 hours and will cancel your old card. Printing will activate in 1 hour.
What do I do if I am having trouble using my card for printing, copying, faxing, scanning or library borrowing services?
If you lose access to some or all of your rooms on your card please contact the Access Team.
Who can I contact if I have any questions while my application for a key or access is being processed?
If you have any questions while your application for a key or access is being processed please contact Access Team.
If you're living on Residence and have locked yourself out of your room then you should get in touch with Residence Reception.